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Thrive Market 16-Piece Gluten-Free Starter Kit
Turns out when you go gluten-free you can have your cake, and eat it too! With the Thrive Market Gluten-Free Starter Kit, you’ll find compliant pasta, crackers, and yes even sweets—everything you need to curb hunger and delight your appetite without having to settle for bland alternatives.
So, why are GF foods so important? Beyond just a health trend, the two main reasons are Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. Both are medical conditions that have many similarities, but some key differences. If you’re not sure which you might have, but believe gluten could be the underlying culprit for your upset stomach and indigestion, read on to learn more information you can discuss with your doctor—and then see the foods you can eat on a gluten-free diet with this helpful kit.
A chronic and often genetic autoimmune disorder, those with Celiac disease have painful inflammation in the gut that stems from an inability to digest gluten proteins. These proteins are found mostly in wheat and other grains, but also exist in a number of processed and prepared foods. Symptoms of Celiac disease can vary, but typically include:
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Liver dysfunction
- Brain fog
- Joint pain
- Neurological disorders
To confirm a diagnosis, a doctor can perform a blood test, and in some cases, biopsy the small intestine. The only treatment for Celiac disease is to abstain from foods that contain gluten. If Celiac disease is ignored, or misdiagnosed, it can cause damage to the small intestine. But, some patients have found the effects can be reversed after gluten has been eliminated from their diet.
Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is Celiac's mysterious, less dangerous cousin. Those with NCGS will experience almost identical symptoms as those listed above, but will not have the structural damage to their small intestine. Gluten sensitivity is estimated to affect six percent of the population and has been studied at great length by researchers and doctors, but it's still unclear why some people have an allergic (but not autoimmune) response when eating gluten.
A diagnosis of Celiac or gluten sensitivity may sound upsetting, but the good news is that your life doesn't have to change as drastically as you might believe. Modifying your diet becomes less of a burden when there are so many tasty and affordable gluten-free products available, including these 15 goodies in the Thrive Market Gluten-Free Starter Kit:
Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta Spirals
No more staying away from your favorite baked ziti recipe with this brown rice pasta. The tasty gluten-free alternative is crafted in Italy using carefully selected varieties of rice, which makes these penne noodles pretty close to the real deal. Tinkyada's blend is wholesome, satisfying, 100% organic, and guaranteed to be a pantry staple.
Thrive Market Organic Tomato Basil Sauce
Made from organic San Marzano tomatoes, which are grown in virgin soil in Italy, this sauce has a bright taste and firm pulp that pairs well with many dishes. The bold flavor goes great with gluten-free pastas like Jovial’s brown rice penne, as well as braised short ribs, baked eggs, even shrimp cocktail!
Wolfgang Puck Organic Soup - Chicken with White and Wild Rice
Chicken noodle soup gets all the credit, but there's nothing more comforting than a bowl of Wolfgang Puck Organic Chicken with White and Wild Rice Soup. Full of free-range chicken, savory vegetables, and soft rice, this soup is as healthy as it is tasty. Serve it up for lunch with a side of crackers or as a dinner entree with a toasted baguette.
Simple Mills Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers
When late-afternoon cravings come rolling around, reach for Simple Mills Fine Ground Sea Salt Almond Flour Crackers to tame them. Made with just eight wholesome ingredients including a nutrient-rich blend of almonds, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds, these Paleo-friendly, gluten-free crackers tick all the “perfect snack” boxes.
Pacific Foods Organic Unsweetened Almond Beverage
Pacific Foods gently roasts organic almonds to allow their natural flavor to shine through in this unsweetened dairy alternative. The result is not only tasty to drink by the glass, but is also a versatile ingredient for many of your favorite smoothie, sauce, and baking recipes.
Thrive Market Organic Black Beans, 2-Pack
Thrive Market’s prepared black beans are grown, processed, and packed right here in the USA. They’re a great source of plant-based protein and are completely organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contain no preservatives or artificial ingredients—just wholesome black bean goodness. Try them in a number of recipes for added nutrition and rich flavor.
Mary's Gone Original Crackers
Mary’s Gone Crackers takes whole grain brown rice, quinoa, flax seeds, and sesame seeds to a whole other delicious level in these organic, gluten-free crackers. The rich, satisfying crunch tastes great solo or with your favorite topping.
Thrive Market Organic Virgin Coconut Oil
Ethically sourced from a small farm in the Philippines, Thrive Market’s organic virgin coconut oil is made from only the highest-quality ingredients. Organic, cold-pressed, and never refined, our coconut oil is just the way nature intended it to be—and at a fraction of the usual price tag. With a medium smoke-point of around 350 degrees, coconut oil is wonderful for baking, frying, and sautéing. Plus, it’s high in lauric acid, which helps to raise HDL (good) cholesterol levels.
Kind Dark Chocolate Chunk Granola Bars
These tasty bars are great for breakfast on the go, an afternoon pick-me-up, or any time you have a sweet craving. They are made from five super grains (oats, millet, quinoa, amaranth, and buckwheat), and combined with mouth-watering dark chocolate chunks and finished with a chocolate coating.
Lundberg Farms Wild Blend Rice
This custom blend of wild and whole grain brown rice offers texture, full-bodied flavor, and aroma. Lundberg Farms Wild Blend is versatile, so serve it up alongside hearty meat recipes or even subtle seafood dishes for a gluten-free meal you can only hope has leftovers.
Coconut Secret Organic Coconut Aminos
Ever wonder about the "soy" in soy sauce? There may be good reason to pause before dousing it on your next California roll. Long-term use of soy products has been linked to increases in soy allergies, disruption of proper thyroid function, and spikes in estrogen levels. But, before you mourn the demise of your favorite condiment, try this game-changing alternative from Coconut Secret. Soy-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free, coconut aminos is a similar-tasting sauce that boasts up to 14 times the amount of amino acids—the building blocks of protein—which plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes including tissue repair, muscle gain, and metabolism. Use organic coconut amino sauce however you would soy sauce—in stir-fry, as a dressing, or as a dipping sauce.
Explore Asian Organic Black Bean Pasta
Gluten-free spaghetti never looked so good. The dark hue of these noodles adds visual interest to any pasta dish, and is also good for you. The color comes from its blend of 92% black beans and 8% water. Try these spaghetti-shaped noodles with your favorite curry or pesto sauce, or mixed together with grilled veggies for a gluten-free crowd-pleaser.
Annie's Rice Pasta & Cheddar Mac & Cheese
Macaroni and cheese is no longer on the can’t-have list for gluten-free eaters with Annie’s tasty treat. Made with rice pasta, it’s 100% free of gluten with 100% of the taste you love. In fact, the Rice Pasta & Cheddar Mac & Cheese is one of the brand’s most popular products.
Inka Crops Plantain Chips, 2-Pack
Inka Crops sources their plantains from the rich valleys of Peru, where they grow abundantly in the tropical, sub-equatorial climate. These plantains are among the sweetest and highest quality in the world. Delicately roasted in pure palm oil and seasoned with just a touch of sea salt, this all-natural treat is gluten-free and Paleo-friendly.
Whether you’re new to the gluten-free lifestyle or a long-time devotee, the Thrive Market Gluten-Free Starter Kit is packed with the essentials you need every day. There’s also plenty more gluten-free member favorites you can stock up on, too.
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